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Special prices for the October school holidays [2015]

Published over 3 years ago by Mark in School Holiday Action

School Holidays Gold Rush - Come and join in the family fun sctivities. Gold panning Digger driving for kids Rock fossicking(weekdays between 10:00am and 3:00pm)  Plus get special Discovery Centre Gold Rush school holiday prices as well (from Friday 3rd through to Sunday 19th April). $9 Kids $16 Students & Seniors $19 Adults $49 Family Pull the levers, crank the handles, push the plunger...
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Qualmark certification gained

Published over 3 years ago by Mark in Regular Updates

The Gold Discovery Centre and Waihi Gold Mine Tours achieved their Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity rating in February. This means both activities have recieved New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality.At the same time, the new Waihi i-SITE business achieved its Qualmark rating too. Qualmark certification sets a high standard for New Zealand tourism businesses; amongst other criteria,...
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Promo video

Published over 3 years ago by Mark in Video

Discover a new treasure in Waihi, New Zealand's Heart of Gold.Pull the Levers, Crank the Handles, Push the Plunger... and Discover!
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Weekend in Waihi

Published almost 4 years ago by Mark in In The News

From the New Zeland Herald, October 18, 2014 Sure, there’s gold in ‘them thar hills’ but there’s far more to do in the mining town than a weekend is time for, finds Donna McIntyre and her family. We were there to check out the tourism spin-offs of mining, past and present. We visit the brand spanking new Gold Discovery Centre. We are all keen to get our hands on the interactive displays and...
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We're open for business

Published almost 4 years ago by Mark

On September 26 the Gold Discovery Centre opened for business. We're also a regional i-SITE Visitor Information Hub and we run "inside the fence" Waihi Gold Mine Tours from the same location. We're opposite the iconic Cornish Pumphouse at 126 Seddon Street, Waihi.
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Waihi Gold Discovery Centre Gets Green Light

Published over 4 years ago by Mark in Preliminary Work

Press Release 31 May 2013 ‘Waihi – New Zealand’s Heart of Gold’ has both a rich history and modern-day connection with gold mining and is the perfect location for the Gold Discovery Centre. Waihi’s strategic location, within two hours’ drive of the country’s largest international airport, fastest growing city and about 50% of New Zealand’s population, enables the project to maximise opportunities...
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Waihi Gold Discovery Centre - Background

Published over 4 years ago by Mark in Background

A $2.6 million gold discovery centre is being built in Waihi to attract additional visitors and become a hub for visitor activity for the Southern Coromandel region.   Who The project is being driven by the Vision Waihi Trust, a group formed to ensure the area sees long term benefits from the opportunities provided by gold mining.The project also has the support of Hauraki District Council,...
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